Chicago Cubs Roundup: Small moves made on a quiet day


The preparation for this Chicago Cubs team that very well could be the favorite for the World Series next season is a fluid process. The team continues its work, even when you don’t hear much about it.

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made a lot of noise in a few day span, but since then it’s been “business as usual” for the new World Series frontrunners. With most expecting the big moves to be done, the team continues to make the under the radar moves that keep teams busy. Former Phillies second-round draft pick

Kelly Dugan

adds depth to the outfield which already feels a bit crowded–unless you think they still need a centerfielder.

Cards’ skipper Mike Matheny took offense to Jason Heyward‘s comments that the Cubs’ core was the reason he signed–and that the Cardinals might not be together much longer. Matheny didn’t blame Heyward for how he feels, but he didn’t agree with his assessment of the Cardinals core–which includes several veterans.

ICYMI: Theo Epstein was on “In the Clubhouse” on 670  The Score the other day, and reiterated that why Jorge Soler should be flattered his name has come up in trade talks, he’s a very important piece of the Cubs team. One of the few players that stayed hot through the playoffs, Soler is getting lighter and leaner in order to stay healthy and improve his defense.

These and other stories you might have missed: 

‘Cubs sign former second-round pick to minor league deal’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Matheny upset with Heyward’s comments’ – Bleacher Report

‘Soler a key piece to the Cubs in 2016’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Freddy Sanchez officially retires after five years away from the game’ – ESPN

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